Stupid factor: Hackers did NOT steal Bill Gates' credit card

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From: B.K. DeLong (
Date: Mon Mar 27 2000 - 14:15:47 PST

Hey all,

You may have seen stories that the Welsh credit card kiddies known as
"Curador" got ahold of Bill Gates' credit card information. This is a
result of one of the kids telling a London Telegraph reporter[0] this and
then Reuters[1] telling it as fact.

But Reuters didn't seem to count on someone actually having a copy of the
page[2] making the claim to prove them so incredibly wrong.

This on the heals of a story claiming the "Coolio" arrested in New
Hampshire was a member of the hacking group "Global Hell" 2 weeks after AP,
MSNBC and CNN had articles made mention that the FBI visited a hacker named
Coolio affiliated with "Global Hell" in Southern California and determined
that he wasn't who they were looking for. [3]

Not to mention the story last year about "Hackers Take Over British





[4] (see bottom of page for
original article)

B.K. DeLong
Research Lead
ZOT Group


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